By A Thread – Curated Fiber Arts Show (May 14 – June 19, 2016)

Curated by Nancy Moore

“By a Thread: The Fine Art of Fiber” is an intriguing exhibition that focuses on fiber and fiber techniques including plant material and other media on the edge of what we normally think of as fibrous; knotting, weaving, tying, etc. As the work of participating artists like Sheila Hicks and Judith Scott gain national recognition, the possibilities of fiber as a purely artistic (as opposed to functional) form have exploded. They’ve stretched and expanded our idea of what fine art can be made from and what fiber can make us feel and think about outside of its obvious and everyday uses. This show pays particular attention to what’s possible to create with unconventional materials, paying tribute to traditional fiber arts and forms. “By A Thread” is a mixture of avant-garde and old school, slick and folk. Alongside knitted and quilted work, expect to see teabags and birch bark. Edgy work. Pretty work. Pieces that challenge, and pieces that comfort the eye. Come see!


By A Thread: Important Dates

Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 5:
Artist Walk & Talk: Constance Old, Steve Needham Nancy Moore will give a curator’s tour of the entire show
Sunday, May 29, from 3 to 5:
Artist Walk & Talk: Liz Alpert Fay, Shiela Hale, Peggy Dembicer, Sooo-z Mastropietro
Sunday, June 5th, from 3 to 5:
Artist walk and talk: Christopher Perry, Arle Sklar-Weinstein, Francine EvenDayna Wenzel will give a tour of the upstairs gallery
Sunday, June 12, from 3 to 5:
Artist Walk & Talk: Karen Kalkstein, Kari Lonning, Jennifer Davies
Sunday, June 19, from 3 to 5:
Closing Reception Party!
Ellen Schiffman shows her art and speaks about the Surface Design Association (SDA), the premier international fiber artists association. SDA members Leslie Giuliani & Missy Stevens talk about their careers as fiber artists